Sunday, February 22, 2015

Original Chaplin film montage from the 1972 Academy Awards ceremony

This montage is slightly different and perhaps a bit longer than the one seen at the end of the 1992 Chaplin film. It was compiled by Peter Bogdanovich & Richard Patterson, who directed the 1975 documentary, The Gentleman Tramp. The man speaking at the very beginning is Academy president Daniel Taradash.

Charlie must have loved hearing the audience's laughter during these clips.

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Note: This footage is extremely copyrighted (©AMPAS) so I'll try to keep it posted as long as possible.

7 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to see this! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. I've been wanting to see this, too! So great to finally see exactly what was included. I love Bogdanovich's story of having to fight the Academy folks to get the montage to run the full 13 minutes. They were balking at dedicating such a long stretch of the broadcast to the montage. Bogdanovich responded, "This. Is. Charlie. Chaplin."

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    1. I think someone argued that Charlie wouldn't come unless they ran the full version. I can't imagine there was a dry eye in the house. It's very moving at the end (the music from the end of The Circus always gets to me anyway) when you see the Tramp walk away and then it cuts to Charlie standing there on stage at the Oscars.

      By the way, I appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment. It means a lot and helps to keep me motivated to keep doing this.

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  3. Has the video been removed? Have always wanted to watch it

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    1. No, it's still there. You might try a different browser, that helps sometimes.

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    2. Ah yes, now it's worked! I'm surprised they didn't include the ending of City Lights, though

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